PBS Skin Summit

Townsville salon WINS Dermalux LED Tri-Wave System

Anna Preston from Anna’s Skin & Beauty, winning the Dermalux LED Tri-Wave System at the 2019 PBS Skin Summit

Anna Preston from Anna’s Skin & Beauty, winning the Dermalux LED Tri-Wave System at the 2019 PBS Skin Summit

There’s nothing we love more than celebrating the achievements of our salon partners, and the 2019 PBS Skin Summit – held over two days at Sydney’s beautiful Doltone House Darling Island - was the perfect combination of celebration and education.

This year, to conclude the two-day event, PBS gave attendees the incredible opportunity to win a Dermalux LED Tri-Wave system for their business – making it our biggest and most exciting giveaway to date! The rules were simple – upon registration for Skin Summit, attendees were prompted to enter the competition by telling us in 100 words or less why they’d love to win a Dermalux Tri-Wave unit for their salon. We were inundated with entries, and in a tight race, the PBS Head Office team voted Anna’s Skin & Beauty the winner!

A beautifully appointed salon in the coastal Queensland city of Townsville, Anna's Skin & Beauty offers personalised beauty and skincare services courtesy of experienced and passionate therapist and owner, Anna Preston. But it hasn't been all smooth sailing for this sole trader. In 2018, after 14 months of trading, Anna’s salon was completely destroyed by a fire – but the tragedy didn’t keep Anna down for long. "My drive and determination were stronger than the devastation I was feeling," she said, and unbelievably, Anna's Skin & Beauty re-opened at a new premises just four weeks later!

Winning the Dermalux Tri-Wave has been the highlight of my career, and I’m so grateful! I’ve been in absolute shock – I can’t believe I’ve been given such an incredible opportunity to build my business! When I lost everything that I’d worked so hard for, I just thought to myself, ‘I’m not done yet – there’s no way I’m giving up,’ and I hope my story can inspire others to get up, dust themselves off and keep going. I’m so thankful that Matt, Lisa and the PBS team thought I was worthy of such an amazing prize that will increase and improve my business, and I was really impressed that winning the Dermalux came down to me and my personal experience, rather than being about the dollar value of my business. I’ve always held PBS in high regard because of their standard of service and professionalism, and this experience has increased my respect and appreciation for the business even more. I cannot thank Matt and Lisa enough for their generosity!
— Anna Preston, Anna’s Skin & Beauty

In the short time since winning the Dermalux unit, Anna has seen it have a dramatic impact on her business. “Dermalux has definitely taken my business to the next level, and my clients are absolutely loving the results from their LED treatments. Because Townsville is a coastal city with a very outdoorsy lifestyle, I see a lot of pigmentation and premature ageing in my clients, and Dermalux has really changed the game in terms of treating these areas of concerns.” Anna says that the addition of Dermalux LED treatments has raised her salon’s profile and reputation in the community, and she’s now getting referrals from other local skin clinics to treat their clients with this groundbreaking technology. “Dermalux has definitely given me a more professional, results-driven edge and I’m happy to say my salon is finally at the stage that I’d always hoped and dreamed it would be,” she said.

We’d like to congratulate Anna once again on her win! We’re so pleased to be a part of her business journey, and can’t wait to watch her new salon continue to flourish.

For more information, or to become a Dermalux stockist, call 1800 625 387 or visit http://www.probeautysolutions.com.au/dermalux

The Beauty Spot wins Salon of the Year- again! PBS Skin Summit 2019 Wrap Up

Hannah Oliver accepting the award on behalf of The Beauty Spot

Hannah Oliver accepting the award on behalf of The Beauty Spot

There’s nothing we love more than celebrating the achievements of our salon partners, and the 2019 PBS Skin Summit – held over two days (19th & 20th May, 2019) at Sydney’s beautiful Doltone House Darling Island - was the perfect combination of celebration and education. Kicking off in style with the annual PBS Gala Dinner and a very special Image Skincare Worldwide Launch party, over 200 salon owners and beauty therapists came together to celebrate success, network with like-minded business owners and employees, and let their hair down!

The gorgeous Dani Lombard of Dani Lombard PR made for a hilarious MC, and there was plenty for guests to enjoy on the night - from Brazilian dancers shaking their tailfeathers and live band Bermuda Social playing dancefloor fillers, to a delicious 3-course meal and free-flowing drinks!

We were so excited to announce the newest brands to join the PBS Collective - Australian-made skincare brand Organic Nation, the entry-level priced Dermalux Flex, and the UK’s Lynton Lasers – and interactive displays meant guests could check out the new products for themselves throughout the evening.

As always, a photobooth provided hours of fun for attendees, but our favourite moments of the night were presenting our hardworking salon partners with their well-deserved Salon and Stockist of the Year Awards! The star of the evening was The Beauty Spot - an elegant and tranquil salon in the heart of Victoria’s Swan Hill, which scored a total of 3 nominations and took out the prestigious 2019 Salon of the Year Award for a second year running!

“Salon owner, Christine Ewart, and the amazing team at The Beauty Spot have been extraordinary ambassadors of PBS brands, and their ongoing growth proves how passionate they are about providing their clients with the best possible treatment and care. It’s one thing to have a selection of world class brands available in your salon, but The Beauty Spot also delivers outstanding treatments, next-level customer service, and life-changing results for their clients.” Matt Williams - PBS Managing Director,

 Of course, Christine and her team were thrilled with their back-to- back win - “We’re so stoked to be awarded ‘Salon of the Year’ from PBS again this year! To be recognised two years in a row is just unreal, and it really motivates and inspires us to do more and be better.”

Day Two of Skin Summit was a full day of education and training designed to help our salon partners grow their business and maximise profits, and we heard from the experts on a range of business-building topics. We were honoured to have the incredibly knowledgeable Jacquelyn Hill - Image Skincare's Director of Education - join us all the way from the US to give us the inside scoop on the new range of Image masking products, and let us in on her top branding, consulting, and merchandising tips.

Guests also heard from our very own in-house Educators and Business Development Managers who ran through the latest products to join the PBS Collective, and shared insider tips on how to plan a successful and profitable event. PBS CEO Matt Williams went on to explain why a Dermalux LED System is the single best way to increase your salon's profitability, and we wrapped up the jam-packed day with a super-inspiring panel discussion, where our top salon owners shared their invaluable stories and advice. Guests benefited from the expert knowledge and practical teachings shared on the day, and walked away from the event feeling empowered to take their business to the next level!

Congratulations again to all our 2019 finalists and winners!

·         Salon of the Year - The Beauty Spot

·         Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Stockist of the Year - La Bella Medispa

·         Image Skincare Stockist of the Year - Body Wisdom

·         Pure Fiji Stockist of the Year - Aztec Day Spa

·         Bestow Stockist of the YearSkinovations

·         Sunescape Stockist of the Year - Ooh La La Beauty Boutique

·         Body Sugaring Australia Stockist of the Year - Saya Medispa

·         Dermalux Stockist of the Year - Fresh Face Bar

·         ECOCOCO Stockist of the Year - Bella Spazio

·         Award for Marketing Excellence - Breathe Indulgence & Beauty

·         Award for Best Newcomer - Face Medispa

·         Retail Therapist of the Year - Shyana Carnie, Bella Spazio

·         PBS Hall of Fame - The Beauty Collective of Dubbo

·         Highest Annual Growth - Zwar Beauty

Nominations are OPEN for the 2019 Annual Awards Gala Dinner!

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Here at Professional Beauty Solutions we love to recognise and celebrate the success of our salon partners, which is why each year at the PBS Gala Dinner we award one salon the coveted “Salon of the Year” award. Awards to the salon that has shown the strongest commitment to growing their business with PBS brands and that has demonstrated excellence in the services they offer, the “Salon of the Year” award recognises innovative business initiatives and inspiring salon success. We’ll also be awarding “Stockist of the Year: awards for the salons that have delivered unparalleled results with each of our individuall brands,  plus out first “Hall of Fame” winner will be crowned!

To enter, simply complete the nomination form and provide detailed examples where required.

  • Grand Prize: Salon of the Year Award $3000

  • Youngblood Stockist of the Year $500

  • Image Stockist of the Year $500

  • Pure Fiji Stockist of the Year $500

  • Sunescape Stockist of the Year $500

  • Bestow Stockist of the Year $500

  • ECOCOCO Stockist of the Year $500

  • Dermalux Stockist of the Year $500

  • Body Sugaring Stockist of the Year $500

  • Marketing Excellence Award $300

  • Therapis of the Year $300

  • Best Newcomer $300

  • Highest Annual Growth $300

  • Hall of Fame $300

All prizes redeemable towards a PBS store credit

Winners will be announced at the PBS Skin Summit Gala Dinner on Sunday 19th May 2019. Entries close 22nd March 2019.

VENUE: Doltone House, Darling Island, Pytmont, Sydney
DATE: Sunday 19th May 2019
TIME: 5:30pm-10:30pm | TICKET PRICE: FREE*
DRESS: Ladies, White Cocktail.
Men, Formal, Black & White.

Submit your nomination forms online or email to marketing@probeautysolutions.com.au to be considered!